Mele Kalikimaka…in Maui

This will be just a montage of photos I’ve taken this Christmas season. Pictures of my new hula halau taken at the Christmas party, wreaths hung on the door and wall, a wonderful concert at Ka’ahumanu church in Wailuku. The air is a little chilly, but the weather has been gorgeous…clear, crisp, sunny.

A colorful fragrant wreath gracing my closet door. The studio is a little too small for a tree.
A colorful fragrant wreath gracing my closet door. The studio is a little to small for a tree.

A sparkly wreath at the doorway to welcome visitors…and myself when I come home from work.

A bit of sparkle to brighten the doorway.
A bit of sparkle to brighten the doorway.

A fun Christmas party in our brand new halau. It still has some work being done–wooden floors, mirrors, painting, etc., but it will be beautiful and will encourage beautiful hula.WP_20131217_003WP_20131217_004

We will actually have "Cubbies" for all our hula things!
We will actually have “Cubbies” for all our hula things!

Under the Monkeypod tree at Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku. Picnic for Poki. Seven years ago a lovely man by the name of Poki started the sharing of Hawaiian music, culture, language by having a picnic on the church grounds. Though he passed away a couple of years ago, this wonderful tradition as continued with quite a large crowd enjoying the marvelous singing under a miraculous tree. Many brought their lunch, many took advantage of the coffee and home-baked cookies offered by the event sponsors of Rosalani Assisted Living, Ola Na Mele, KPOA radio.

Setting up the speakers, mics, etc. for the choir.
Setting up the speakers, mics, etc. for the choir.

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A spreading Monkeypod tree giving shade for the chorus and audience.
A spreading Monkeypod tree giving shade for the chorus and audience.

Even with the weather getting cooler in Kula we still enjoy the bounty of flora and fauna.

A lemon! I thought it was a papaya! Amazing.
A lemon! I thought it was a papaya! Amazing.

The color of Christmas is captured in the plant growing just outside my door.

A flower sprouting from an aloe plant.
A flower sprouting from an aloe plant.

I always look forward to the Christmas season–the colors, the sparkle, the fragrance of pine, the smiles on children’s faces. It’s a time of giving, a time of hope, faith and love. I wish everyone a Mele Kalikimaka a me Hau’oli Makahiki Hou.

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